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Leveret Shiraz 2014

Tasting Notes

What is a Leveret you may ask?

It is the French term for a baby hare, which narrowly escapes being run over by the tractor from row to row. Ron chose the name back in 1999 after seeing our Cairn Terrier chase many a hare amongst the vines.

We are proud to present the 2014 Leveret Shiraz. Lovers of rich and juicy Barossa Shiraz won?t be disappointed.

This single vineyard Barossa Shiraz was grown on 24 year old vines in the eastern foothills of Rowland Flat, where heavier red brown black soils predominate.

Traditional techniques of hand plunging, basket-pressing and bottling without fining or filtration, all help to preserve the essence of fruit. Maturation for 24 months in seasoned American and French oak has delivered a complex wine with fruit-forward flavours, subtle oak influence and well-integrated tannins.

Enjoy now and for at least 10 years, particularly with red meats and richly flavoured foods. This wine?was bottled in screw cap to immortalise the magnificent flavours beyond the life span of cork.

2012 Leveret Shz bottle

 

Taste Notes: Black inky colour. Bouquet of ripe plums, cherries, chocolate and vanilla spice. Full-bodied with fine tannins, excellent fruit length, and a smooth silky finish.

Alc. Vol. 15.5%

RRP: $28.00/bottle

Case: $302/12 bottles (save $34)

 

Previous Vintages:?1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012

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Thumb Press Cabernet Merlot

Tasting Notes

We named this wine in honour of Master Potter Hoffmann who settled on the Liebich property in the 1850?s and left his thumb print on?each of his creations.

We are proud to present the 2012 Thumb Press Cabernet Merlot. Lovers of a good ‘ol classic red blend won?t be disappointed.

These perfectly paired varieties were grown on the Liebich property in the eastern foothills of Rowland Flat where heavier red brown black soils predominate.

This wine was hand plunged and basket-pressed, then spent 24 months in mainly seasoned French oak before being bottled without fining or filtration, to help preserve optimal fruit flavours.?The 17% Merlot component delivers black cherry and mulberry blending seamlessly with the perfumed violet characters of the 83% Cabernet Sauvignon from low-yielding vines.
A wine of complete elegance and beauty from the excellent 2012 vintage. This wine?was bottled in screw cap to immortalise the magnificent flavours beyond the life span of cork.

Enjoy now and for at least 10 years, particularly with lamb and duck dishes.

Taste Notes: Medium body, crimson brick red colour with brick red hue. ?Full ripe mulberries and cherries with a hint of floral violet entwined with soft spicy oak and a refreshing acid linger on the finish. A rich and rewarding mouthful!

Alc. Vol. 14.5%?

RRP: $28.00/bottle

Case: $302/12 bottles (save $34)

Previous Vintages:?2005, 2010, 2012

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Barossa Winter Storm Looked Like Snow

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12 July 2012
Hail storm 12 July 2016
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It?s the depths of winter here in the Barossa?, a cold and?wet one. On 12th July?2016 a?sudden hail storm passed through Rowland Flat and surrounding towns leaving snow-like trails. This was nothing compared to the hail that fell exactly four years ago to the day in a bizarre coincidence. The freak hail storm only?affected a very narrow band of the Barossa Ranges including our property on Steingarten?Road, Rowland Flat. It hailed so much in 2012 it?really did look like snow!

More Photos – Barossa Winter Wonderland

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Leveret Shiraz 2012

2012 Leveret Shz bottle

The 2012 vintage is sold out as of June 2016. Fans of Shiraz might like to try the Ron’s Selection Old Vine Shiraz or The Darkie Shiraz, considered the ‘big brother’ of Leveret.?

Leveret is the term for a baby hare, which narrowly escapes being run over by the tractor from row to row.

A single vineyard Barossa Shiraz from the excellent 2012 vintage. Lovers of big Barossa Shiraz won?t be disappointed. A?classic full bodied black inky Barossa shiraz grown on 22 year old vines in the eastern foothills of Rowland Flat, where heavier red brown black soils predominate.

Traditional techniques of hand plunging, basket-pressing and bottling without fining or filtration, all help to preserve the essence of fruit. Maturation for 24 months in seasoned American and French oak has delivered a complex wine with intense dark berries balanced superbly with spiced vanillin oak flavours.

This wine?was bottled in screw cap to immortalise the magnificent flavours beyond the life span of cork. It will reward cellaring for at least?10 years. We recommend serving with richly flavoured foods.

 

2012 Taste Notes: Black inky colour. Bouquet of bright red plums and vanilla spice. ?Lush chocolate flavours coat the mouth like velvet with bold berry fruit length. A full bodied wine with subtle oak tannins and a palate that lingers.

Alc. Vol. 15.5%

RRP: $25.00/bottle

Previous Vintages:?1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010

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The Potter’s Merlot 2008

A wine dedicated to Potter Samuel Hoffmann, a master potter and craftsman who was?the first settler on the Liebichwein property?in 1848. Remains of his activities can be found today as shards in areas of the farm, but alas, very few whole pots still exist.

Varietal:

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100% Merlot

Region:

Rowland Flat, Barossa Valley

Vineyard and Vinification:

Merlot vines were planted in 1989 and?trained on 5 foot high single wire trellis system to maximise ripening the fruit. Vines are grafted onto two varieties of rootstocks and yield between 3 to 5 tonnes per acre depending on the season. Merlot fruit always shows opulent ripe mulberry and cherry flavours. Traditional winemaking techniques and subsequent maturation in various aged French Vosques and Nevers oak barrels result in Merlot wines of weight and complexity.

Vintages:

Produced between 1998-2003 as a 100% varietal then the Thumb-press Cabernet Merlot was introduced into the range. The next 100% Merlot was produced in 2008.

Tasting Notes:

Deep crimson in colour.?A robust full bodied Merlot.?The seductive nose of ripe mulberry and pomegranate aromas integrated draw you into the ripe fruit and spicy flavours. Fine-grain tannins, smooth viscosity and a long, rounded finish feature in this wine.?

The 2008 vintage is sold out as of March 2014. Fans of Merlot might like to try the 2010?Vintage currently available.